Power to Become

by David A. Bednar

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As followers of Christ, our desire is to become like Him. In fact, we have been commanded to do so. But how?

In Power to Become, Elder David A. Bednar explores how the Savior makes possible His divine commission, "Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (3 Nephi 12:48).

Chapters in this thought-provoking book highlight the importance of the Atonement, the spiritual gift of personal peace, the importance of priesthood ordinances, and the responsibility we have to obey willingly and endure valiantly.

"As we increase in learning about the Savior and His gospel," Elder Bednar writes, "as we strive with ever greater consistency to act in His doctrine, ordinances, and covenants, then we are blessed with power through His Atonement to increasingly become like Him." Power to Become introduces vital tools we all can use to invite these eternally significant blessings into our lives.

**Print book includes Free DVD of Elder Bednar speaking about the "Power to Become." While supplies last.**

Included within the eBook are over two hours worth of insightful video segments of Elder Bednar speaking about the "Power to Become" with ordinary church members.

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Another GREAT one from Elder Bednar!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I'm super excited that Elder Bednar has come out with a third book in this series to help us along as we continue learning more about following Christ. In Power to Become Elder Bednar references the scripture in Doctrine & Covenants 11:28-30 where the Savior says "that as many as receive me, to them will I give power to become the sons of God..." Elder Bednar has a strong desire to help his readers answer complex gospel questions for themselves and through this book he guides us along sharing insights on everything from the atonement to priesthood power to obedience.
So insightful! Full of spiritual learning! Also, here are a couple of things that I really, really like about this book: Extra-wide margins allow for note taking directly in the book. There are pages to write your thoughts and feelings, to research, study, etc. There are a lot of recommended readings at the end of each chapter to encourage further study. Chapters also have a QR code that links you to Deseret Book's website called Seek where you can view videos of group discussions. This was another fantastic book that can't be beat when it comes to studying doctrines of the gospel!

Truly inspiring and encouraging.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

One of the things I love about Elder Bednar is his careful precision in everything he says. When I read his words I know that each word has been carefully thought out and applied. This book is a follow up to his previous books, Increasing in Learning and Act in Doctrine. In this book, Elder Bednar highlights the importance of continuing the journey to perfection by increasing in learning, acting in doctrine in order to receive the 'power to become' like our Savior through the Atonement. I really liked that the book is set up to be used, meaning written in, there is room in the margins specifically for taking notes with questions and references at the end of each chapter along with room to write one's findings and feelings and thoughts. This is truly a book to be studied along with the scriptures and other references that are abundant. There are also discussion videos that can be accessed through the codes in the book or through YouTube. Truly a wonderful book and one I can highly, highly recommend.

POWERFUL!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Elder David A. Bednar is a masterful teacher!

If you only read the first few pages you will be richly taught about the enabling power of the Atonement...

"I suspect that Church members are much more familiar with the nature of the redeeming and cleansing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ...But we also need to appreciate that the Lord desires, through His Atonement and by the power of the Holy Ghost, to live in us--not only to direct us by also to empower us."

If you go on you will learn about the spiritual gift of personal peace.

"One of the greatest spiritual gifts we can be given as we press forward along the strait and narrow path is personal peace..."

Even during times of trial and testing we can have that peace.

Next you will be taught about Priesthood ordinances and willing obedience.

He also teaches us how to endure valiantly. I love that...we are not just to endure...but to endure valiantly!

And then he brings it all together from the 3 books in this series...

*An individual responsibility to increase in LEARNING
*Turn from self to the Savior by ACTING in doctrine
*Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ with the power of BECOMING

Wide margins and end-of-chapter pages for note taking as you receive your own thoughts and feelings.

URL links for short videos of Elder Bednar teaching even more in a discussion group are included.

A DEFINITE MUST READ!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

About the Author

David A. Bednar

ELDER DAVID A. BEDNAR was called to serve as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2004. Prior to his call, he had served as an Area Seventy, regional representative, stake president, and bishop. He served a mission to southern Germany and then attended Brigham Young University, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees. He received a PhD in organizational behavior from Purdue University and was a professor of business management at Texas Tech University and the University of Arkansas. Elder Bednar served as the president of BYU-Idaho from 1997 to 2004. His previously published books include the bestsellers Increase in Learning and Act in Doctrine. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three sons.

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